Prosecutor Chronicles Kidnapping Ordeal Federal prosecutor Stanley Alpert was kidnapped off the streets of Manhattan nine years ago. His new book, The Birthday Party, is a memoir of how he survived the 25-hour ordeal. Alpert writes of befriending his kidnappers and helping the FBI apprehend the gang.
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Prosecutor Chronicles Kidnapping Ordeal

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Federal prosecutor Stanley Alpert was kidnapped off the streets of Manhattan in 1998. It was the night before his 38th birthday, and he was forced into a car at gunpoint.

His new book, The Birthday Party, is a memoir of how he survived the 25-hour ordeal. Alpert writes of befriending his kidnappers and helping the FBI apprehend the gang.

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